College of Business welcomes two new law professors
Published: Monday, February 25, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013 13:02
SFA’s College of Business has hired two new professors in the business communication and legal studies department. Dr. Justin Blount and Dr. Kyle Post began at SFA at the start of the Spring Semester. The two professors are filling vacancies left by the retired Dr. Florence Elliott-Howard and the late Dr. Elizabeth Brice. Both men have a background in law before coming to SFA. Blount attended Baylor University Law School, and Post attended New York University School of Law.
“Before coming here, I was a practicing attorney. I practiced law for four years,” Post said. The transition from attorney to teacher is not something to be done overnight though. It is a process.
“It’s been good. It’s been enjoyable. It has been a little bit of a challenge getting used to it but I like it,” Blount said. “The most challenging thing for me is getting used to teaching undergrads. I’ve been used to (working with) other attorneys and business professionals for the past several years.”
Post had similar thoughts about the switch in professions.
“I’m getting acclimated, but it is a transition process. Just getting ahold of this life, this profession, compared to what I was doing before is a lot different,” Post said.
Both professors have a similar interest and background in teaching. Blount was was an adjunct lecturer at the Baylor University Law School, while Post has taught online for Northeastern University.
“Teaching was something I was always interested in,” Blount said. “I started teaching part time a little bit at the law school at Baylor and really enjoyed it and decided to switch over to it full time,”
The professors are happy to be teaching, and the SFA campus is growing on the pair.
“My favorite thing at this point is just being back on a college campus. It’s a fun working environment; it reminds you when you were in school,” Blount said.
Post has a similar feeling about SFA, the people and the city of Nacogdoches.
“It’s been good,” he said. “The students and the other faculty members have treated me very nicely so far. I’ve enjoyed it.”
Blunt teaches courses in Business Law and Business, Government and Society. Post also teaches courses in Business Law, as well as Real Estate Law.
“I think Business Law is very important because it affects all aspects of business. Whether or not we’re lawyers, the law is important and having some basic knowledge of it will be useful,” Post said.